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Acura RL, Sedan
#997 of 1111 Re: 2008 Acura RL - sale price? [jl582]
Apr 02, 2008 (6:59 am)
Dealer wants 41,950 for Tech and 39,150 for base including giving me Kelly BB for trade in, including 2500 from Acura. At this point, there are no more '08's being made, so you can hold out to see if Acura offers 4,000 off again, but selection will be less.
He had 8 tech models and only 1 base model.
Still can't decide if it is a good deal for me yet.
#998 of 1111 Pricing info - request for
Apr 02, 2008 (7:41 pm)
Was at the Accura dealer in Bedford Hills, NY yesterday. There are deals on the 2008 RL. Does anyone know the amount of $$$ hold backs and other incentives now being offered to dealers in my area (NY tri-State) by Accura on the "pig without lipstick?"
#999 of 1111 Re: Pricing info - request for [rainbow11]
Apr 03, 2008 (10:53 am)
When I purchased my 08 RL in late Feb I had gone to Consumer's Reports and bought one of their car reports for $ 14.
The report stated that the total of hold back and dealer rebate was about $ 3000.
The list price was $ 50000. I sent emails to all dealers in the SF bay area and purchased the RL from the local dealer, (after a test drive and their follow up phone call) with tech for $ 42500 + tax.
They through in the "add ons" ,i.e. mats, whell locks, a trunk plastic box for storage, wax ect, which they said were worth "$ 990" extra which was rather dubious. But got those free.
Good luck to all and stay safe. I enjoy this car very much.
#1000 of 1111 Re: Pricing info - request for [jensad]
Apr 04, 2008 (7:01 am)
The dealers around here (SC/GA/NC triangle) charge 500 for the "protection package", which is all season mats, wheel locks and splash guards. Some throw in the plastic trunk box with it, but others charge up to 1,000 for all.
Some dealers also charge anywhere from 200 to 600 for "Document Fees."
Still haven't convinced myself to go with an RL, but it is looking better. Also wondering if they will drop prices even more since all auto sales are declining.
#1001 of 1111 Houston prices
Apr 05, 2008 (7:57 pm)
Today we were offered $7,000 off sticker price for AWL RL. I currently have 2005 RL coming off of a lease of $600/mo with $0 down for 36 months. I shopped it very hard in 2005 to get the best lease rate - emailed dealerships all over the state of Texas. I may extend my lease another 12 months since I have such a good lease. But I do want a new car...so, I'll start shopping.
#1002 of 1111 Re: 2008 RL [jbm28145]
Apr 05, 2008 (8:17 pm)
What city are you in? I am in Houston, TX looking to buy a 2008 RL with tech.
Apr 21, 2008 (5:37 pm)
Received offer for 42, 298 with Tech. I know the semi-redesign is coming but not bad for a 52k car.
#1004 of 1111 RE:2008 RL [osteoman2]
Apr 23, 2008 (5:49 am)
My understanding is that an 2008 RL with tech has this price picture:
Dealer invoice: 45,520
Incentive until 4/30 2,500
Dealer Holdback 1,497
My local dealer has three in the colors I want: Blue/Taupe. Can anyone tell me the dealers they went to and prices paid? It looks like $42 is average.
#1005 of 1111 RE:2008 RL [scott6113]
Apr 23, 2008 (10:27 am)
You are correct regarding the prices and at least as far as I know, their base price.
I live in SF Bay Area. I sent emails to about ten dealers around the bay and got prices about $ 42500. I was then contacted by a dealer that was originally too high, and asked how I liked the previous week's test drive.
When I told the sales manager that they "were not in the ball park", he said he could sell me the RL for the same price quoted to me from another dealer.
Point: I purchased it for $ 42500, but he threw in the "sticker add ons" listed at $ 900, but in reality they were worth about $ 500. Ergo, I paid net $ 42000 plus tax. (I did not want to "win" by getting to the lowest price, I just was not going to pay their $ 50000 price they wanted me to pay. So I got the price I wanted. )
Good luck, I think emails are the way to go. If you live in SF area, consider Pleasanton, Concord, and Los Gatos dealers as they gave me prices to start at.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#1006 of 1111 RE:2008 RL [jensad]
Apr 23, 2008 (10:41 am)
Thanks for your help. I'm in the Boston area. I do so hate this haggling process. I want the salesman to make something.
I'll try the email route. There is only one that has blue/taupe with nav in my area though. The inventory hasn't moved in a couple of weeks. I've been watching. I like the style of the 08s better than the new ones.
I was going to try at the end of the month. Who knows if the incentive will be renewed? It might even go up. But, selection is bound to go down.